Before leaving to Davos to attend the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Summit, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu held a series of meetings with various business delegations in Zurich. The meetings had some fruitful outcomes in terms of the Zurich investors showing interest in investing in AP.
A delegation from leading solar panel manufacturing company, Meyer Burger has met the Chief Minister. The delegation evinced interest in starting an export driven project. They said they are considering Vizag and Rajahmundry as suitable locations. They have evinced interest to export 50 per cent as domestic market. The Chief Minister offered the delegation real-time assistance to set up their plant. He explained the demographic advantages of each town in Andhra Pradesh.
Later, the Chief Minister had a meeting with BhmPartners Group. Explaining their company’s profile, the delegation explained that they serve as fund managers for investors. They are focussed on biotechnology, biomedical science, diagnostics and medical sciences. They are currently looking at China and Europe to expand their market.
Flisom has also evinced interest in setting up a solar panel manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh with a starting investment of $200 million. The company manufactures flexible solar modules.
Later, delegations from Nuesch Development, Keller, Gherzi, and SEAS (Society de l’eau Aerienne Suisse) companies made presentations to the Chief Minister.
Nüesch Development, a company with 20 years experience in sustainable urbanisation are specialists in low energy buildings. The company already has a project in Pune.
Jens Weise, Head of Customer Management, BKW Engineering met the Chief Minister. Specialised in hydro power generation, the company has evinced interest to partner with Andhra Pradesh in the conventional energy sector. The Chief Minister invited the delegation to visit Andhra Pradesh and perform a study on the state’s hydro resources and come up with projects to work upon.